Ants around my house... good or bad? (Paula, British Columbia, Canada)


Hello!

I have one to two colonies of small black ants living in the outside bricks and walls of my home. I live on the West Coast of British Columbia in Vancouver and they appear every spring and last all summer. they are very industrious and I hate to disturb them or kill them if they are not causing damage to my home... can you please tell me if I should be concerned? Or should I just let them be? I admire them.

Paula
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Dear Paula,

Thank you for contacting AntBlog and we are glad to hear that you have been watching and appreciating the ants around your home. Most ants are not problems and are in fact good to have around. From your description it does not sound like you have anything to worry about. Below are two previous posts you may find informative. One about the importance of ants in the environment and one on how to get rid of ants in your home should you decide later that they are becoming pests.

http://www.antweb.org/antblog/2012/08/what-good-are-ants-david-panama-city-florida-usa.html

http://www.antweb.org/antblog/2010/07/help-i-have-ants-in-my-home-and-want-them-out-oscar-oakland-ca-usa.html

Best regards,
Corrie Moreau & the AntAsk Team

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